ARCHDALE, N.C. (WGHP) -- A North Carolina woman said she was surprised to find photos of her three children on a stranger's Facebook page. 

Becky Smith, of Archdale, said a man who lives nearly 300 miles away used a picture of her kids as his own profile picture. She didn't know him at all and found it very creepy.

"My mouth dropped," Smith said. "I was just like, 'What in the world?' I took screenshots of it to make sure it was real."

The concerned mother said she was so confused and didn't understand why anyone would do this.

"I definitely describe it as creepy because I just can't imagine what the reasoning is why he would use somebody else's picture," Smith said.

She shared what happened with her friends and reported the photo to Facebook.

"I got two responses from Facebook today saying that they didn't think anything was wrong ... that they investigated it and that that person was not trying to pretend to be me," Smith said.

Smith said she shares pictures of her kids all the time online, especially to connect with friends far away.

"I love being able to see their kids growing up that way and I know they like seeing my kids growing," Smith said.

Smith even took it a step further by sending the man a personal message asking him to remove the picture.

"I sent him a private message and just said, 'Why are you using my photo as your profile picture?'" Smith said.

Facebook said it's looking into the matter and will take appropriate action.

"I just want the picture taken down. I mean I just really wish that Facebook would make him take it down and just be more mindful of things like this that happen," Smith said.

Later in the evening, Smith noticed the man took the image down. Facebook also later confirmed the image was removed.

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